Quinoa, along with kale, are the current health food crazes touted by foodies near and far. It is a particular favorite with those seeking to reduce their carbohydrate intake, and still get wholesome grainy fiber into their diet. If you haven’t yet tried quinoa, this quinoa pilaf is a good […]
Yes, Virginia, you can make a frittata in your crockpot. Surprise! This healthy, colorful spinach frittata gets an extra punch of flavor from basil, fresh tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. It is perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. This is a great […]
Looking for a totally different side dish? Pattypan squash peach salad is the one to try. The author calls it a “salad,” but since it is served warm, most people will serve this as a side or even a main dish. The sweetness of the peaches perfectly complements the veggies, […]
Parmesan pork chops made in the oven will make you rethink that popular boxed coating mix. That shake and bake box mix was quite popular in the latter half of the 20th century. Nowadays, we are much more cognizant of the unsavory, often unpronounceable, ingredients in those box mixes. It’s so easy to make it homemade with everyday pantry staples found in most kitchens.
Spinach and roasted red peppers in a cheesy wine sauce gives a Mediterranean flair to this quick and easy Tuscan chicken dish. Best of all, once you prep your ingredients, you can have this meal on the table in about 30 minutes.
Who doesn’t love apples? These easy apple tarts begin with versatile store-bought puff pastry, which is readily available in the refrigerated section of most markets. Fast and easy to make.
There are so many variations on tortellini soup. It just goes to show you that you pretty much can’t go wrong with it. It’s basically a vegetable soup (minestrone, if you will) built around the Italian cheese-filled pasta pouches known as tortellini. This version adds beans and fresh baby spinach. Served with a nice homemade bread or garlic toast, it’s hearty enough to make a meal out of.